The metadata below describe the original scanning. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). See also the What is the directory structure for the texts?
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Printer's statement from p.  of cover
"Written by request for 'The memorial history of the City of New York.' 5 vols. 8vo. New York, 1892-93."--P. 
Cover title: History of the library
At head of cover title: New York Law Institute